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Wannabe Hoochie Mama Gallery of Realities' Red Dress Code: New and Selected Poems (Hardcover)

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A poet whose innovations have influenced generations of writers, Thylias Moss is a sort of taxonomist-preacher, whose profound meditation on American culture underlies and propels the dazzling lyrical and impassioned passages she writes in outraged response. This new volume gathers together substantial selections from her previous books and follows them with more than fifty pages of daring new work. Whether in early poems or more recent output, Moss make no promises of smooth sailing: even when they begin with beloved cultural icons (Robert Frost, Dr. Who, the Statue of Liberty), her poems spiral outward, insisting on new perspectives, truths, and realities particularly of African American experience. For more than three decades, Moss has been a fearless re-inventor of poetry's possibilities. HerNew & Selected is a momentous publication by a visionary storyteller, a major figure in contemporary American poetry (Charles Simic).
Product Details
ISBN: 9780892554751
ISBN-10: 0892554754
Publisher: Persea Books
Publication Date: October 11th, 2016
Pages: 240
Language: English